Jill Bates-Smith

Member at Large

Jill has been on the board of IDHHC for 15 years. Over her years on the board, she has been chair of Fundraising, Board Development and Sound and Silence Run committees. Now retired, Jill was a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in various school districts on the mainland and in Victoria, both as a programme and itinerant teacher working in a variety of settings, with many different students and methodologies. She retired from Victoria School District in 2005.

She is married to Wayne and they have two daughters and one grandson. In both her working and volunteer life, she has organized professional workshops and served many years as hospitality coordinator for the Sun Run, Times Colonist 10km, and at major track events.